Virtual Field Trip to Washington, D.C.
✈️ Discover & explore America’s government and historical landmarks without leaving the classroom! This Virtual Field Trip to Washington, D.C. is a comprehensive digital resource for Google Slides and Seesaw. It’s filled with videos, images, and texts that explore important monuments and sites along with thought-provoking exercises and activities that get kids thinking and practicing key skills.
⭐️ This Virtual Field Trip to Washington, D.C. combines social studies with ELA practice through engaging and fun activities. Students will engage with primary sources about historical places and follow up with reading and writing activities. It promotes reading comprehension, writing skills, and critical thinking.
✍ This is an excellent virtual field trip activity to accompany lessons on elections or government studies. Students learn by doing, seeing, and writing, making their ‘visit’ to Washington, D.C. an immersive and memorable learning experience. Start your classroom’s digital journey today!
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Format – These interactive formats are perfect for any classroom with computer or tablet access. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Science – Virtual field trips helps students understand more about the world around them and use writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
This Virtual Field Trip to Washington, D.C. is the perfect activity for:
⭐️ Fun Fridays
⭐️ End of Science Unit
⭐️ Whole Class
⭐️ Small Groups
There are so many ways to use these engaging and meaningful activities in your classroom. If you’re looking for more ways to explore learning with Virtual Field Trips you can LEARN MORE here.
- Photo Analysis
- Washington, D.C. Video
- Washington, D.C. Passport
- Washington, D.C. Travel Map
- The White House Video
- The White House Virtual Tour
- Washington Monument Reading Passage
- George Washington Video
- Lincoln Memorial Facts & Tour
- Abraham Lincoln Video
- United States Capitol Reading Passage
- The United States Capitol Scavenger Hunt
- Bureau of Engraving & Printing: Making Money Video
- Potomac River Passage & Arlington National Cemetery Tour
- The Tidal Basin Monuments
- Travel Journal
- Other Places to Explore!
*Answer Key Included
This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 2nd & 3rd Grade: With teacher modeling, whole class, or small groups.
- 4th & 5th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
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